It's less about what you do and more about who you are doing it with.— Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The most competitive Joseph Gordon-Levitt quotes that are glad to read
I don't blame the people for the fact that so many movies are bad.
I think there's a corrupt, perverted, lazy and sloppy attitude that's pervasive in the movie business. The whole entertainment business is kind of crumbling around us.
Media used to be one way. Everyone else in the world just had to listen. Now the internet is allowing what used to be a monologue to become a dialogue. I think that's healthy.
I just need some time away to remember why I stay.
This is the saddest, most depressing music I've ever heard. It makes me so happy.
I lost you when you left me to find yourself.
Success is not important to me, nor are power or money.
If the script feels good, then I'm in. It's that simple.
I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness.
The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me.
Once you spend time with [the afflicted], you start recognizing them as individuals, as opposed to lumping them in with everybody else who might have those symptoms.
I do feel that even though I didn't grow up being a big sci-fi fan or comic books or superhero fan, I felt myself definitely gravitate towards these movies that have a high concept and yet they're giving you a moral dilemma within that.
Your kisses are snowflakes: each one is unique.
They land on me, before they melt away and leave me cold.
The universe is not made up of atoms; it’s made up of tiny stories.
I think our culture is sick and tired of fluffy nonsense and people want something more sincere and heartfelt.
The element of surprise wasn't allowed near the Periodic Table.
Let's face it, most pretty girls aren't funny.
I tend to think having an impact on the world is a lot more complicated than government.
There's a long, long history of women suffering abuse, injustice, and not having the same opportunities as men, and I think that's been very detrimental to the human race as a whole.
When you believe that you can do something that's when you can do it.
I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness
Hollywood can be an exclusive place. Who gets to be on TV, or who gets to make TV can be a small clique of an industry. There's so many talented, skilled people, all over the world, that might not have the connections or the opportunities to work in TV.
I think acting is totally conducive to being a little kid, because kids are less inhibited and use their imagination.
I'm definitely not a science nerd, I'll say that. That was not my forte at school.
That's what life is: repetitive routines.
It's a matter of finding the balance between deviating from those patterns and knowing when to repeat them.
I think the reason I was able to get the jobs I did is because I worked for some very strong, self-possessed filmmakers who wouldn't listen to the executive-suited wisdom, and they believed in me from director to actor. Not from salesman to commodity.
I suppose the longer anyone spends on earth, the closer we all get to becoming superfluous characters.
The director is the most important because, ultimately, as an actor, when you watch a movie, it looks like an actor is giving a performance, and they kind of are. But, what's actually happening is that an actor has given a bunch of ingredients over to a director, who then constructs a performance. That's movie-making.
The important thing is to find what's unique about yourself, find what's unique about someone else. And embrace everything in the moment, as opposed to constantly comparing yourself and your lover and your relationship to a static set of expectations.
Well, look who I ran into," crowed Coincidence. "Please," flirted Fate, "this was meant to be.
eating is the sleeping of being awake.
Singing doesn't have to mean that you sound like Stevie Wonder.
I love to sing. I'm not the greatest singer in the world. But, a lot of my favorite singers aren't the greatest singers in the world.
Everyone has a unique perspective and that's valid.
Everyone's perspective is valid. That doesn't mean that everyone has the same degree of skill level as an entertainer, but skill isn't the only important thing. It's also what kind of perspective and feelings you're bringing to it.
I know other worlds exist. I can see them in my peripheral vision.
You usually get one or the other, you get someone who knows how to tell a story but they don't necessarily know about light and camera and rhythm, or you get someone who can make beautiful images but they can't necessarily tell a great story. He does both and I think he's going to be one of the film-makers that our time is remembered for.
[hitrecord.org is my] alternative outlet of where I get to be a little less professional and just freak out a little bit.
He [Mark Webb] is very savvy, technically, he's shot so many videos, he knows how to get what he wants. The surprise, of course, is that he's also an extremely humanistic story-teller. He's obsessed with story and character, and not just making it look right, which is a double-thred that's rare in directors.
I enjoy a challenge or provocation, something to think about, to talk about after it's done.
The cool thing about my character was that it's not that digital.
I get to put hours of prosthetic makeup on and see a different creature altogether. I've seen how he looks and it's really cool.
I don't buy into the glory days thing.
I think every time has its great things to it. The '60s were such a glorious time but it's easy to forget that there was all sorts of bullshit too.
This overwhelming desire to be close to you directly conflicts with my intense fear of people.
The term 'popular culture' always used to mean what the people do - pop songs, folk songs, music in general used to live because people would sing these songs and tell these stories together. Then all of these new technologies came out and it became the work of professionals.
The doctor's wife ate two apples a day, just to be safe. But her husband kept coming home.
When I'm on set, I do whatever I can to find my focus.
One thing that stays pretty consistent for all my jobs is, I listen to a lot of music while I'm working. Because when there's all this stuff going on, for me to be able to put on headphones and listen to music helps me keep my focus,. A big part of creating a character for me is finding the general palette for what kind of music I'm going to be listening to.
It's nice to not feel like you're just re-enacting a preconceived moment, but there's room for an organic feeling to develop while the camera is rolling. Even amidst these enormous technical productions, Chris [ Nolan] always prioritized making sure that sort of spontaneous and organic feeling could happen at the moment.
You see a woman on a screen and you reduce her to just a thing, a sex object.
Music belongs to everybody. Having a little clique of the industry tell us what our culture is... I don't think that's healthy. And the Internet is helping us get away from that.
I've always paid a lot of attention to the way that different kinds of media affect how we see the world, probably because I've been an actor since I was a little kid.
The chemistry and the comfort and trust between two people playing a love story l is key, and to have a friend that I could trust, and whose sensibilities I already understood, made it so much easier, and is a big part of why it all looks natural on screen.
I'm the last person to tell my friends to go see something I'm in.
I could care less if friends of mine never saw anything I'm in.
It's HE-RO," the boy argued. "No," the girl insisted, "it's HER-O.
Don't we want to escape our real world and go into something larger than that, simpler than that, more beautiful or darker?